One of the best features of the iPad Pro isn’t hard to see. The 12.9-inch screen is the biggest iOS device ever and as large as many MacBook displays. And the great second-screen app Duet Display is taking advantage of the new tablet with its latest update.
Perfect for the Pro
Originally launching back in late 2014, the app allows users to turn their iPhone or iPad into a second screen for a laptop or desktop computer. Instead of relying on a Wi-Fi connection, the app requires that you connect an iOS device to your computer with a Lightning cable. That leads to a much more stable connection and a lag-free environment.
Here’s a new promo video that showcases some of the real-world uses of the app. Click here if you can’t see it.
And the app has just been updated to version 1.2 with a number of new features and improvements. Most notably, the app now officially supports the new iPad model and its high-resolution screen.
The app also offers basic support for the Apple Pencil without pressure sensitivity.
All iPad users can even now take advantage of Duet Display’s compatibility with the Slide Over multitasking feature in iOS 9. With that, you can run an iOS app on 1/3 of your screen with the computer display taking up the rest.
On the Mac side, CPU usage has been cut in half with the new release. And on an iOS device, the app now uses less energy and offers lower CPU usage.
Regularly $14.99, you can now snag Duet Display on the App Store for $9.99. It’s compatible with both the iPhone and iPad and can be used with most Macs and PCs. On your computer, make sure to download the companion program available from the developer’s site.
If you’re looking to add a second screen to your Mac or PC, Duet Display is highly recommended. The app is extremely easy to use, and with a wired connection, there’s absolutely no lag running on my iPad Air 2. I suspect it runs even quicker on the iPad Pro and its extremely fast A9X chip.
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